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. >>> the white house says president obama is ready to announce his new afghanistan strategy within days. but will his decision which took months to make cost him politically? bill plant has more on that. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning. the long wait is over. the president has made his decision on afghanistan. and he'll tell the nation about it mix week. last night's session with his war council is 1k3eg9ed to be the final one before the president announces both an afghanistan surge and an exit strategy. >> i characterized a decent part of it as not just how we get people there, but what's the strategy forgetting them out. >> reporter: the u.s. commander in afghanistan jp stanley mcchrystal has recommended 40,000 additional troops. many military officials expect mcchrystal to get most but not all of the requested troops. tween 20,000 and for 30,000. a new cbs news poll shows 69% of americans think the war is going badly. and only 36% believe more u.s. troops would make things better. >> we've been at this since 2003. we have spent a lot of money, we've lo
after all. the details straight ahead. >> head of state intourist. president obama in beijing today. that story coming up. >> a sarah palin is promoting her new book. we want to know what you think if she is using this book as a prelude to a presidential run. that is our watercooler question of the day. >> 11 news starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> it will get a little cooler the next couple of days, but it is not bad weather. we will chop down into the 50's today. let's take a look at the current conditions under partly cloudy skies. 50 degrees at the maryland science center the average height is 56. a couple degrees above normal. a bit of a change from yesterday however. us see what is happening in the traffic department. >> we have one problem coming in. a southbound on the j.f.x.. the accident is creating a bit of a delay on the beltway. we have to rhineland's closed. you may want to take an alternate road. it i
to a toll revenue increase of 45% statewide within two years. >>> president obama has two days left on his 8-day trip to asia. today he's pressing chinese leaders to stop limiting internet access there. here's joel brown. >> reporter: just hours before sitting down with chinese president, president obama suggested that the communist country stop blocking some websites. >> i'm a big supporter of nonsensorship. >> reporter: most of the questions at the meeting with students were polite expressions of government policies. but one chosen from online submissions opened the door for discussion on human rights. the question was should we be able to use twitter freely. facebook and twitter are blocked in china by what's known as the great fire wall. >> i'm a big supporter of not restricting internet use and other technologies. the more open we are, the more we can communicate. >> reporter: but few people saw those comments in china. the forum was only televised locally. free speech in the u.s. means he's faced tough criticism, but it's made him a better leader. he had to strike a balance in china. h
to finish the job. president obama gets closer to a strategy in afghanistan. >>> a local restaurant owner is helping to feed the needy on thanksgiving, a story of great generosity coming up right here on wjz. >>> a cool and rainy day fades into evening. our meteorologist is updating the forecast. >> wjz is always on. for the top stories instant updates and first weather all . >>> now first weather, complete forecast and first warning of severe weather. >> this is what it looks like outside. it is very gray. we have a few pockets of rain out there and in between there is occasion rounds of drizzle. the clouds are very low and thick at times and we're going to see the clouds lower again tonight forming another round of clouds and possibly drizzle once again. switch it over and show you. over night we had a more solid rain and that moved on with the first storm that brought us the first round. over an inch of rain from that with alone. even though it dried out we never cleared out. winds still out of the northeast keeping us locked in these clouds and the cool air and ear going to see with t
. >> the obama administration makes a controversial announcement about the 9/11 terrorist suspects. >> college basketball tips off tonight. >> the storm off of the carolina doctor banks will play a role in our weekend weather, but we also might get a peak of the sunshine. relatively mild in baltimore right now. the winds are diminishing out of the north. here is a look at what is coming up on tonight's "jay leno" show. > >> the president of the university of maryland baltimore county has been named one of the best college presidents in the united states. he has spent much of his 17-year tenure -- jim smith says his passion and vision made the university a premier institution of higher learning. >> there has been a controversial announcement from the obama administration. khalid sheikh mohammed is the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and will be tried in new york. >> attorney general eric holder said he would not have made this decision if he was not absolutely confident that all five suspects would be convicted and likely face the death penalty. more than eight years after the se
on terror. >>> the future for soldiers working in afghanistan was the subject of president obama's speech yesterday. he is determined to quote finish the job and destroy the terrorist networks working in the region. military officials are expecting an increase of any where from 32 to 35,000 troops next year. president obama says he's very confident the american people will give him their support. >>> police search for a man accused of shooting his girlfriend. 4-year-old jeffrey newborn surrendered to police. he shot his girlfriend, her name is not being released but she is expected to survive. the woman's children attend two near by schools which were put on lock down during the search. police do not know what led to the shooting. >>> black friday is the annual hunt for deals but the search turned deadly last year when shoppers trampled a man to death. now that death is prompting many retailers. kelly mcpherson explains what retailers are doing to keep shoppers safe here. >> reporter: retailers are asking to put safety first. >> reporter: the promise of a door buster bargain. >> we're get
in election so tainted with fraud that his challenging dropped out. president obama personally called him. >> i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter. he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment. but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words, it's going to be in deeds. >> the white house says despite the canceled election, the president's decision on troop levels could still be weeks away. >>> joining us with more on the situation in afghanistan is malu innocent from the catoe institute. good morning. good to see you again. >> good to see you. >> we enjoyed your analysis in afghanistan, we wanted to have you back to talk about the latest development. karzai again president for another five years. what are the implications. i think we scratched our heads and said where is the runoff. >> he won by default simply because abdullah has opted out because of the pervasive amount of fraud that riddled the first election, it wasn't clear that second round wouldn't also be riddled with allegations of voter fraud
is a disaster for our country. president obama said that it would be under $900 billion. it is not. president obama said it would not add to the deficit. it will >>reporter: illinois senator says a health care plan has to be passed by the end of the year when president obama and congress will need to shift their attention to the economy and jobs. >> i hope in the end that some republicans will crossover and help us put together a good bill that will serve this nation. >>reporter: three moderate democrats and -- leave democrats shy of the 60 votes needed to break a republican filibuster. >> i don't want to fix the problems in our health care system in a way that creates more of an economic crisis. >>reporter: the senator says one of his biggest problems with the senate plan is that public option. learn more about health care reform on our website. go to foxbaltimore.com. >>> president obama said that his economic stimulus plan would create a million new environmental jobs. washington times is working on a story that points out that so far his plan for green jobs has fallen way short. >> ce
. >>> president barack obama president obama is expected to announce he is sending 25,000 more u.s. troops to afghanistan. the new deployments would probably start next year. >>> another day of rain in the city of baltimore. unfortunately it doesn't look any better for the thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. jessica starr joins us with all the good news in our skywatch forecast. >> rain, rain go away, come again another day with all the holidays travel out there. we're dealing with another round of showers out there. overnight the main concern for us is going to come the fog that's going to be pretty thick out there. if you are traveling in the midwest, rain showers through chicago o'hare through detroit and ohio valley. look at florida. you think you're going to get some sunshine in florida? think again. these two areas of low pressure systems are going to make their way into your region. back home here you can see a blanket of clouds, a little bit of clearing overnight tonight but those clouds are going to back up. if you are traveling tonight there's a little bit of a delay out of new york a
president obama approached the delicate issue of human rights in china. >>> lucky to be alive. a texas teen who manages to survive a critical case of h1n1. and what doctors learn from her case. >>> and the toys your child plays with may have been determined in utero. interesting study. >>> it is 4:29. 69 degrees and sunny. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> on the visit to china, president obama delicately urged chinese leaders to stop internet censureship. but with china playing a major role in holding america's national debt, the president had to make his case carefully. >> reporter: president obama had just arrived in china when he was faced with a delicate issue of human rights. >> should we be able to use twitter freely is the question? well -- >> the u.s. ambassador to china said the question on chinese censureship was submitted online for this town-hall meeting online. they block websites called twitter and facebook, using what's known as the great firewall. and limit state viewership by onl
red flags were missed in the fort lauderdale shooting massacre. >>> the obama administration proposes to make standards tougher. >>> and tackling some important issues. >>> smart suspect plead. the deal wanda barzee struck. and what it means to her alleged accomplice, her husband. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with hey there, this is your lamp. why don't you show the lady how romantic you can be by turning me off? you'll set the mood while using a lot less energy. maybe later you can hook me up with a cfl. it will show how much you care for the environment. [announcer] learn to speak the language of energy efficiency at bgesmartenergy.com, where you'll find plenty of energy-saving tips. ahhhhh. the passion. >>> it is 4:28, 55 degrees and mainly sunny. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. we have breaking news to start with from carroll county, where there has been an accident. we're going to go live to captain mike perry from sky eye chopper 13. >> we are in manchester, carroll county. this is manchester road. it is just about a mile or
obama. on a scale of one to ten, ten being the best, what do you rate barack obama? >> walters, palin. stay ned. >>> mammogram mayhem. the new guidelines on breast cancer screening have thrown women into a muddle. we ask leang doctors to clear up the confusion about what you should do for health and life. >>> and janet jackson breaks her silence. what she thinks about the doctor at the center of the michael jackson investigation, as she copes with her brother's death. it's a "gma" exclusive. >>> and good morning to all of you. diane sawyer with robin roberts. happy to be here this morning, when barbara walters is going to ask new questions of sarah palin. >>> and we have a brand-new, hot-off-the-presses abc news/"washington post" poll. >> let's show that poll. despite health care reform, people are evenly split on health care. 48% in favor of the plan. 49% opposed. and when it comes to the economy, the public trusts president obama over republicans in congress to handle it, 52% to 37%. >> of course, when it comes to republicans, the undisputed center of the sage this week is sarah pal
. >> president obama got to be endorsements today for his health care reform bill, too powerful players, the aarp and the american medical association have thrown their considerable weight behind the passage of the bill. aarp has 40 million senior members. >> at the u.s. capitol, republican lawmakers and 2000 protesters rallied against the health care bill. >> say no to a government takeover of health care. >> this bill is bad medicine. >> madam speaker, throw out this bill. >> it was a smaller version of this summer's tea party protest against taxes and big government. this time it focused on a bill most here see as a government takeover of health care. >> i am reasonably well educated human being, and i cannot figure out what it says. >> this woman drove two days from nebraska. >> i will be going on medicare in another year, and i wanted to be there. -- i want it to be there. >> house republicans say they are recently unveiled a bill delivers coverage americans can afford. democrats say it better protect the insurance companies. >> does it cover 96% of the american public? no. >> democrats got
from verizon. >> president obama will visit fort hood. >> there are reports that nidal hasan is off of a ventilator and able to speak. they will not say if investigators have been able to question him. he has the latest. >> there is a sense that the shock is beginning to wear off for many. >> we are entering a new phase here. this is where i am concerned. this has to do with this heeling phase. >> this includes tomorrow's memorial. family members of all of the people killed in the attack will be part of the memorial after a private meeting with president obama. victims from the hospital will be recognized as well. the commander says that it will be a traditional military memorial. >> we will have a short sermon and conclude with some music. then the traditional roll call of the names of the dead. >> the tribute is just the start to what will be a long and difficult recovery. >> the entire resources of the united states army are at the disposal of fort hood. >> there is this fear that this post, and their home, is no longer safe and secure. as the victims look for answers, so do the
to address excessive rust on the frame. >>> the turkey can thank the obama girls. courage was headed to a thanksgiving table. in fact, the president said, quote, i was planning to eat this sucker, end quote. when sasha and malia made sure the bird was pardoned. >> you are hereby pardoned. [ laughter ] you will live in disneyland. >> president obama continued with the annual tradition of pardoning a turkey on thanksgiving day. it goes back to 1947. >> don't bite me. >> girls aren't so sure about that. >>> all right. white house crashers, a wealthy virginia couple hobnobs with the who's who at the obama state dinner, but they were not on the guest list. what the secret service is saying tonight. >>> lost and found, a new york teen disappears only to be found on a subway train, a train he road for 11 days. why he never got off, next. >>> as you lace up the shopping shoes, area businesses are getting ready for the rush. i'm jessica kartalija. >>> i'm bob turk, a complete first warning forcast coming up next. >>> it is 45 degrees with patchy fog in central maryland right now. >>> rescue w
as president obama -- it was an emotional day as present obama, officials, family and friends remembered the victims. ♪ amazing grace >> searching for greece and comfort, they gather -- searching for grace and comfort, they gather. >> it is a day for us to honor the fallen, fellow soldiers, one big family. >> it can affect everybody. >> president obama met with families of the fallen in some of the wounded before stepping to the podium for the first time in his young presidency as counselor and chief. >> here at fort hood, we pay tribute to 13 men and women who were not able to escape the horror of war and even in the comfort of home. their memory will be honored in the places that they live and by the people they touched. their lives work is our security and the freedom that we all too often take for granted. >> as this grieving community searches for answers, so do investigators. they look at whether he may have been influenced by muslim extremists to encourage violence against american troops. he discussed this long, suicide bombers, and the threats posed by muslim soldiers conflict
scheduled maintenance at no cost. it can't be that easy... that was pretty easy. >>> president barack obama is expected to announce his plan for the eight-year old war in afghanistan this tuesday. military officials say the president's plan could involve adding more than 35,000 u.s. troops to the nearly 70,000 currently there. lawmakers say it's necessary to send more troops, while others worry about the rising cost of the war. >> we're going to put measurements and benchmarks on the afghan government, but we're going to have the troops win the conflict. >> you've got to put afghanistan in the context of what is happening in america today. it's not only a $12 trillion national debt, we're in the worst economic depression since the 1930s. >> president obama's address is set for 8:00 tuesday night. >>> get out of my face. >> nobody cares. >> get out of my face. >> what are you doing? >> anti-war activist gets in to a physical altercation at an anti-war protest in california. she was there spreading her message to president obama to not send more of our troops to afghanistan. she attracted
-- major nidal hasan. he could face the death penalty. president obama will review all the details in the case. >> people continue lining up for hours to get doses of the swine flu vaccine. thousands of inmates will be getting their jobs. the state has received its first shipment of the swine flu vaccine and will provide jobs to some inmates and staff. inmates that are pregnant, under the age of 24 with underlying conditions, and those ages 25 to 64 with high-risk health complications, and staff assigned to prison medical units are included in the priority group. what do you think of a plan to immunize prison inmates against swine flu while bay -- while there's still such a demand among the general population? email us at watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> it's 48 degrees. coming up, a jury has convicted a man for murder of an anchorman and now decides whether he will live or die. >> the parents who claimed their son was in a fly away helium balloon, that we will have news on them. >> the roads are wet. be careful. it's pretty windy. it's pretty windy. >> 52 degrees at the maryland scienc
michelle obama welcomed area students to the white house. how she is using her past to help women. >> it is getting chilly out there. the forecast straight ahead. >> a maryland company promising to help you get out of debt accused of taking millions from desperate families. how they made big promises and charged struggling marylanders thousands. if you wanna know why your 3g coverage works so great on verizon wireless, there's a map for that. or why you can make plans on the go, at 3g speed, there's a map for that. and if you wanna know why your friend's 3g coverage is so spotty, there's a map for that, too. yep, with five times more 3g coverage than at&t, there's lots of reasons to switch-- to verizon wireless. now get new 3g touch-screen phones from lg, starting at 29.99. >> fairbanks farms has recalled more than half million pounds of fresh ground beef because of possible contamination. the beef is linked to two deaths and illnesses. it was sold at trader joe's, bj's and giant stores. it has est 492 on the label. for more on the beef recall and where to return it for a refund g
. the story of one man's journey to educate others about the islamic faith. >>> president obama touched down in japan overnight. the significance of his first visit of commander in chief and what he hopes to accomplish. >>> good morning. i'm meteorologist susan shrack. things are damp for us. not like yesterday. we're seeing activity showing up on the radar from time to time. we'll continue to see that throughout the day today. temperature-wise, we are in the upper 40s and breezy with the winds kicking up. it will be another windy day for us. this is what it looks like fort weekend forecast. it looks a lot better, doesn't it? we'll finally see sunshine and up in the 60s. here's kim. >> thanks, susan. we're looking good around the beltway. no accidents or incidents to let you know about. i have a head's up for the truck drivers when bee come back. ♪ (announcer) maybe we could all use... a little more softness. with ultra downy, you're surrounded with softness. the kind you just can't get from detergent alone. ultra downy. feel more. now save a dollar at downy.com. ♪ ♪ some eggs right h
. >> president barack obama said that he is getting updates from the fbi and other federal investigators. meanwhile, in virginia, relatives of the suspect released a statement, calling this crime despicable and deplorable. >> president barack obama ordered flags at the capitol, the white house and other federal buildings to be flown at half staff until veterans day, a way to honor the victims from fort hood, texas. >> this is a modest tribute to those that lost their lives as many preparing to risk their lives for their country. >> the president cautioned jumping to conclusions. a similar sentiment was expressed at a maryland mosque that the shooter attended until last spring. >> the community was saddened. we are sad and shot that a muslim was involved. >> worshipers described him as a shy man. big news was a believable. >> i could never think that it was religion or the war that was his modem. i refuse to believe that. >> 10 minutes down the road, residence at his former foreign building work surprised to hear that the accused sure was a former neighbor. >> while the motive for the sho
. >> health care reform, passing a key test in the senate but still facing a tough fight. president obama applauded the senate vote and said he is looking forward to a thorough and productive debate. >> time now for our sunday morning q and a. joining us is congressman rupersberger. >> good morning. >> we're getting ready for this bruising debate on health care reform. >> first thing is the process, the house pass d a bill. that's not going to be the bill that will pass. it's now in the senate. important issue in the health care cost and i think that gets lost sometimes. it says that we know that five years down the road, that an average family will be able to pay for health care. the cost of health care per family right now, average cost is $13,500 a year. most people don't understand that because their companies subsidize it. they get their pay check, they probably think they're paying more in taxes when it's health care. >> but i want to ask you a question because there was this huge story out of washington this week ond mammograms. i'm tying it all together because afthis efplt people
. >>> president obama delicately urges chinese leaders to stop censuring some websites. the president spoke today at a town hall meeting for chinese students. joel brown reports for wjz. >> reporter: president obama had just arrived in china when he was faced with the delicate issue of human rights. >> should we be able to use twitter freely, is the question. >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador to china said the question regarding censureship was submitted online for the town hall meeting in shanghai. china's communist government blocks websites like facebook and twitter, using what is known as the great firewall. president obama criticized censureship but chose his words carefully. >> the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes. >> reporter: president obama suggested that chinese leaders shouldn't fear a little criticism. he said free discussion can be a little annoying sometimes. but that it's made him a little better. >> reporter: the president's answer required some delicate diplomacy. china holds some billions of dollars in debt. and as president obama said during the ca
is currently in an army hospital in san antonio recovering from gunshot wounds. >>> president obama has finally made a decision about his new strategy for the war in afghanistan. joel brown reports for wjz, the commander-in-chief is days away from explaining his plans. >> reporter: president obama has made his decision for a new strategy in afghanistan after a rare evening meeting between the commander-in-chief and his war cabinet. this was their ninth meeting and likely their last won before he outlines his plan in a televised address to the nation. >> after eight years, some of which we did not have either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. >> reporter: many military officials expect president obama will send up to 35,000 additional forces into afghanistan. that would be slightly fewer than the top general on the ground had asked for. he wants up to 40,000 to help fight the taliban's growing power and prevent them from giving safe haven to al-qaeda. >> reporter: now the white house is bracing for a tough sell. president obama order
tomorrow to elect a governor. and president obama has a stake in both races. karen brown reports for wjz. >> reporter: new jersey governor jon corzine is shaking all the hands he can. in a race that has come down to the wire, president obama has the democrats' back. >> to stand there and say he thinks jon corzine is a best partner for him. that's a strong message for our folks. and makes me feel really good. >> reporter: president obama makes five appearances for corzine. but republican challenger reports the win. corzine recognizes president obama's support is just one factor. >> you think he has the political clout to come in here. >> i think he is an important element that people will consider, if not the only element. >> reporter: they can shed light on how next year's critical midterm elections will shape up. and they are options seen as election for the president and his policy. >> the white house political team has the race at the top of its wash list. >> reporter: president obama also campaigned for virginia's creed. but deeds is trailing republican bob macdonald in the republica
in afghanistan. president obama confirmed he will announce next week how many more trips he will send to afghanistan. and also, announced his new strategy. and in a slam at the bush administration, the president promised to "finish the job." >> appearing with the prime minister of india, a cure it -- a key ally in the fight against islam as terrorists, president obama announced that what he will announce next week is a new strategy to win in afghanistan. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> that is a shot at dick cheney, who is saying that obama is taking too long to decide. it is a slam at the whole bush team and what mr. obama says about eight years in afghanistan without the right strategy or resources. they're allowed a taliban comeback. -- they have allowed a taliban come back. after weeks of closed-door afghan planning sessions, the white house hints the president will send 30,000 to 35,000 more u.s. troops. that is fewer than what afghan commander stanek crystal requested -- stamina crystal requested, but -- what commander metmcchrystal requested. the new focus will be o
state dinner was hosted by president obama. our reporter is live with the wrap up. >> good morning. just over 300 people received this selective in by making it the hottest ticket in town. it was not the academy awards but it felt like it. no red carpet but lots of a- listers. plenty of politicians. they were there to watch the president and first lady recognize the guest of honor, the prime minister of india. >> today we celebrate the spirit of our partnership between our people. >> it is a privilege to be invited to the first state banquet. >> a night of fine dining was kicked off. there was entertainment. from the national symphony orchestra to jennifer hudson. she sang a few bars before going onto stage. a night under the big tent with more likely to follow. >> the first one is an easy way to set the tone for the next three years. >> last night was not just about having a big party but to get the prime minister and president to agree on several issues from the economy. >> why was india the first one? >> the white house says it is because of india's importance to the u.s. on a number
allies. it is expected he will send 35,000 additional troops. >> president obama is gearing up for another big sales job, convincing the american people that tens of thousands more u.s. troops should be sent to afghanistan. >> it is in our strategic interest, in our national security interest to make sure that al-qaeda and its extremist allies cannot operate effectively. >>reporter: for nearly 2.5 months the president labored over a new strategy for the eight-year-old war and now has made up his mind. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >>reporter: he will disclose plans on how he plans to do that in a prime time teach he will give at westpoint new york. president obama is expects had to authorize most of the 40,000 troops his top general in afghanistan asks for, military officials expecting to see around 30,000. right now fewer than one in three americans supports sending more troops to afghanistan. the president not only has to convince the public, but also lawmakers within his own party who are growing more concerned about the price tag. >> the democrats want to challen
>>> breaking news this morning. a new cbs poll show as drop in president obama's approval rating especially on afghanistan. we'll show you the results and get reaction from china where the presidented is holding meetings. >>> cancer controversy. the government now says women don't need a mammogram until age 50, but the american cancer society disagrees. >> early detect saved my life. what more is there to say about that. >> we'll breakdown the new guidelines. >>> sarah palin hypes her new book on oprah and slams the mccain campaign. >> i can did not want that message september out that we were giddy happen to become grandparents. >> while the father of her grandchild levi johnston fires back. >> i think she's going out and talking and he's just bigging a bigger hole for herself. >> we'll have more of his exclusive reaction. >>> and the much anticipated twilight sequel premieres. >> i really want to be bella because if she doesn't give me a hug or anything it's -- my heart will crack. >> we'll take you there early this tuesday morning, november 17th, 2009. %
president obama's first year in office. >> virginia and new jersey could both turner read today. both states voted obama last -- today. both states voted obama last year. in virginia, the republican came from behind and has a double- digit lead. the democrat is walking a tightrope trying to win obama supporters but also distancing himself. >> i am my own guy. >> both democrats. backlash could work against them. in upstate new york, and republican dropped out and endorsed the democrat against the conservative candidate. and maine is trying to determine same sex law. washington is watching these races very closely. voter frustration is attributed to the millions of people who cannot find a job. wbal-tv. >> the stillness of a tiny rebel was transformed overnight with a dazzling display -- tiny river in thailand -- thailand river was transformed overnight with a dazzling display of lights and fireworks. >> when we talked about the story earlier, i thought you said rats. >> i did not say that. >> coming up in the next half- hour of 11 news today. >> police are changing their tactics in some women
obama is in china, the biggest holder of u.s. debt. can he strengthen a partnership between two world powers? in washington, i'm wit johnson that sthoer coming up. >>> take -- story coming up. >>> one of the last shuttle launches is set to go. >>> we have an incident involving an mta bus. we'll have more coming up. >>> she's running a cause called fresh faces in fashion. in theory, any of you out there, if you have the idea, could become the next christian siriano. kelly's going to join us from the big bang theory. >>> as the morning edition continues, looking at the space shuttle. little after 2:30 this afternoon, on its way to the international spapa [house] wow! i feel like a new house thanks to this quick home energy check-up from bge. feels like i'm at a day spa. [ announcer] learn to speak the language of energy efficiency at bgesmartenergy.com. [sigh] ah... the efficient life is the good life. boss: ah! thank gecko: what's going on, sir? boss: we're slammed. tons of people interested in all the money they could be saving by switching to geico... gecko: yeah, 'course. boss: boy
as a barometer for how people feel about the obama admnistration. in virginia, republican bob mcdonald, easily won the governor's race. he earned 59% of the vote to defeat former attorney creed deeds. the win returns a republican to the governor's office in virginia for the first time in eight years. also electing a governor is new jersey, incumbent governor john corzine conceded defeat last night. that means that republican christoforoustchris, christie we governor. >>> democrat bill owens won just days after being endorsed by a republican candidate who dropped out of the race. doug hoffman the conservative candidate lost to owens by 3%. and millionare michael bloomberg won a tight race for a 3rd term as mayor of new york city. just last year he signed a bill allowing mayors in new york to serve a 3rd term. stay tuned for the continuing result of this story. we will have the latest on the election results, coming up later from washington later on this hour. >>> money advice on wheels. the tour offering financial advice has reached baltimore. it's called the your bus. the goal is to help ameri
and also president obama coming out on his behalf last week trying to help him regain some ground as well and he really did hold off on campaigning for creigh deeds there for a while but we're really noticing in the last couple of days how he has been in the ads on television. there is concern as it whether or not the democrats still have momentum here in the state of virginia after the november election from last year when president barack obama won. of course, we will be watching that all day. polls close here at 7:00 p.m. everyone will continue to watch and see what will happen in this race and see if the democrats can pull it out one more time. back to you, steve, gurvir. >> thank you. >>> also on the ballot for virginia voters, lieutenant governor, attorney general an auld # hundred seats in the house of delegates. we'll be live in richmond tonight with complete coverage of all the races. >> we are watching elections in maryland including mayors races in boe, gaithersburg, takoma park, rockville. for the late result, go to myfoxdc.com and click on politics. >>> the other top stories,
fox 45 a for yes. fox 45 b for no. >> well it has been one year since barack obama was elected president and several elections across the country, may show just how voters are feeling about it. craig boswell joins us live from washington with the latest. craig? >> good evening to you jennifer. yes the first test of president obama political influence and 2 most powerful jobs on the line were in new jersey and virginia. >> in virginia, the results are in. and as polls predict caned fox news channel shows mcdonald the winner of the race. democratic challenger deeds has con seated. >> just because we did not get right results tonight does not mean we go home and whine. we keep on working. >> it is a relief for republicans. one you year ago obama won the swing state for the first time in four decades. in new jersey a nail biter, corzine and his closest challenger, republican christy wicks tee were locked in a statistical dead heat up until polls opened. president obama has invested substantial political capital working with corzine. a winner yet to be called. and typically obscure
at the white house. and president obama is hosting a job summit thursday. in washington, craig boswell fox 45 news. >> some travelers had a official screening at reagan national airport today. homelant secretary janet napolitano was a screener. she wished travelers a safe trip. she reminds the public traveling by air is safe. you just have to leave plenty of time. >> you are here by pardoned. you will live. in disneyland. >> as 10 months in office. president obama grants his first pardon to a turkey. the 40-pound bird's name is courage to honor the military men and women serving around the world. courage is off to disneyland where he will be the grand marshal in tomorrow's big thanksgiving day parade. >> three u.s. navy seals face criminal charges tonight. the three captured a wanted terrorist in iraq. abad is allegedly the master mind behind the murders of four guards in fa lou sha in 2004. iraqis dragged the guards through the streets, and burned and hanged them from the bridge. (inaudible) >> we are in for a damp holiday. apparently. >> when will things dry out. >> i don't know. jessica is
mobilize the thousands of virginia voters who turned out last year for barack obama. >> no more partying. let's do everything we can to drive out every single vote because i know that if we do we will win this election. >> reporter: but in alexandria on monday morning, deeds opponent, republican bob mcdonnell was looking ahead. >> the republican party is back and we are ready to win. >> reporter: aten early morning rally at the city of alexandria, mcdonnell warned supporters about being overconfident, putting too much trust in the polls. >> doesn't matter how many all americans or all pros it is all shows up on game day and elections are the same. >> some say the gap in the poll numbers does not look good for the democrats. >> it is difficult to see how deeds with make it up. >> reporter: michael mcdonald, political science professor at george mason university says deeds negative ads against mcdonnell on social issues backfired at a time when voters are concerned about the economy. >> he never established a reason why people should pro actively vote for deeds as a candidate. >> reporter:
>>> health care reform. president obama prepare for a dog fight in the senate. >>> metro track safety. new allegations are thrown at metro transit raising questions about your rover overall safety while riding the trail -- rails. >>> and a new bus service. an alternative to driving around construction zones. thanks for joining us. today is november 9th. buddy check nine day. call your buddy and remind them about early detection and what they can do that may help to save their life. right now we turn to howard on the latest on the forecast. >> another good looking day around here. 70s yesterday and a lot of clouds heading our way. it will give us some hazy sunshine and perhaps a pretty sunset as they filter the light nicely. the thicker clouds tonight and tomorrow. right mao 41 manassas. 54 in winchester. that's one of our warmest spots but cambridge has 55 and we have annapolis at 52. had a touch of fog earlier. that pretty much bumped off. temperatures today well above the average. and we are looking at highs of 70. and by 5:00, 72 with a high somewhere 74, 75. really nice. ch
. >> also today, president obama observed veterans day at arlington national cemetery, placing a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. then it was on to discussing military strategy about afghanistan at the white house. the president is said to be considering four options of wrapping up -- ramping up additional forces, and a decision appears to be near. >> in an unscheduled veterans day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery, specifically in a section set aside for the fallen from iraq and afghanistan, where he is considering sending more u.s. troops, a wrenching decision. rex as long as i am commander- in-chief, america will do right by veterans. >> what is important is that he make a decision, and make it reasonably soon. you have young men and women out there carrying the battle who are at great risk. if we have the wrong strategy, change it. >> the commander-in-chief met with advisers. besides general stanley mcchrystal's called for more troops and vice president biden's plan to send fewer, there are military plans for up to 30 top dozen more
will have a contrary result. >> reporter: the obama administration says federal courts are the best place to try these terror suspects, with many families of the victims approached holder after his turn in the hot seat, telling them, they -- him, they still aren't convinced. >> reporter: in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> holder also testified that if any of the five terror suspects are acquitted, they would not be released in the united states. >>> let's update the dramatic breaking news from the show rescue of a partial collapse of a home in south baltimore. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. captain mike perry is live with more. >> reporter: it appears, kai, shortly before 4:00 this afternoon, on the 1400 block of cooksie street. this is off fort avenue. almost fort mchenry in south baltimore. firefighters were called to the scene of a person trapped after a roof had collapsed, taking the second and the first floor with it. now, the person that was trapped was actually at that point stuck in the basement with all of that debris on top of him. firefighters arrived, wo
their candidate has had a productive last two weeks of campaigning which included appearances by president obama and former president clinton. we will of course find out tomorrow, laura, if all of that campaigning was enough to overcome the lead. >> fox 5 will be all over it. the governor's race is the marquee matchup tomorrow but not the only spot up for grabs. virginians are voting on lieutenant governor, attorney general and all 100 house delegate seats and in maryland mayor of bowie, gaithersburg, takoma park, rockville and annapolis. for a complete list go to www.myfoxdc.com and click on politics. >>> a major election development overseas. the presidential runoff has been cancelled. they named karzai the winner. the announcement is one day after abdullah abdullah dropped out of the race. so there are still questions about election fraud. >> mt unique challenge is how to give legitimacy. -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the upcoming vote was reportedly a key factor in president obama's decision on whether to include u.s. troop -- to increase u.s. troop levels there in afghanistan. >>> we are fo
. >>> honoring lives lost. president obama and first lady michelle obama lay a wreath at arlington national cemetery in honor of veteran's day. the visit comes as the commander in chief considers his next step in afghanistan. >> on a rainy veteran's day, president obama and the first lady offered handshakes and condolences to families mourning lost loved ones in arlington national cemetery. the pair walked among the graves in an area known as section 60, the site reserved for troops killed in iraq and afghanistan. at this time commander in chief is reportedly near a decision about a new strategy for the war in afghanistan. that could include sending up to 40,000 more troops into battle. the men and women in uniform, already serving abroad were on the president's mind, as he spoke to families, gathering near the troops of the unknown. >> for our troops, it is another day in harm's way. for their families, it is another day to feel the absence of a loved one and the concern for their safety. >> the people who came to the vietnam veteran's memorial to mark the holiday know those feelings well.
on the implications for consumers. >> a great election night for republicans, but bad news for president obama. that story's coming up. >> are you flying during the holiday season? you can expect a surcharge on your airline ticket, and the amount is getting larger. details and "consumer alert." >> load our cigarettes are said to be better than regular ones, but they could hamper your ability to kick the habit. >> a new state-oft security equipment >> it looks like josh: will be the new mayor of annapolis. -- josh cohen. no one actually came in second in the primary. if the numbers hold true, c ohen will succeed as mayor. the political world is buzzing about yesterday's election results. voters in new jersey and virginia sided with republicans in the governors' races. some say it may cast doubt on in been in support of the president's agenda, but democrats say it was not a referendum on the president. >> exactly one year ago, barack obama and the democrats were riding high after winning the white house. today, it is the republicans who are celebrating, after seeking to governor seats was strong
the lives lost during last week's shocking attack at fort hood. ♪ . >>reporter: president obama joined an estimated 15,000 people who paid their respects to the 13 people gunned down. authorities say by one of their own. the traditional military service also included a short sermon. 21 gun salute and of course the playing of taps. >>> massachusetts woman barely escapes death when she falls on the train track. surveillance video shows the woman intoxicated and stumbling on the platform. then she falls right on to the track just missing the electric charged rail. people wave frantically to get the train driver attention as the train was fast approaching. >> then as i'm approaching the lady poked her head up. somebody is in the pit so i just threw it in emergency. exactly what i'm supposed to do and it just stops just in time not to hurt her. >>reporter: woman was pulled back on to the platform with just a few bruises. >>> the street turns the big 40. member of the first family that visited the neighborhood for the birthday celebration. >>> >> university of maryland makes history wit
after president obama spoke with students. one student asked whether the social siting should be allowed. president obama said leaders should stop censoring some web site, saying a free flow of information makes for a stronger society. >>> it was the dominator against the zoid. after two years, dominique ozorio lost his fight against cancer, but today the dominator living on. kai jackson sat down with the family. >> reporter: a harvard county boy loses his battle with cancer, and his family is devastated. but through this comic, dominique ozorio lives on. a place normally fill with the laughter of children is replaced with a deathening silence. >> i held on hoping till friday. i mean he's my baby, he's my son. >> reporter: nicole's 7-year- old son dominique ozorio died friday. for more than two years, this brave little boy fought a courageous battle against brain cancer. >> he was a very great boy. he met people once and he had an impact on their life. >> reporter: nicole chose not to tell dominique he had brain cancer so he could live a life free of fear. >> i didn't want him to be scar
. president barack obama led the memorial service speaking briefly about each of the victims. he also said their spirit will live on in the service and dedication of the armed forces. every evening that the sun sets on a tranquil down, every dawn a flag is unfurled, every moment a american enjoys life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that is their legacy. neither this country nor the values upon which we were founded could exiftd without men and women like these 13 americans. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama also attended today's service consoling the families. the suspect in the shooting, major nidal hasan remains hospitalized in stable condition. he has spoken with an attorney. >>> we have just learned that a maryland marine has been killed in afghanistan. 26-year-old sergeant charles cartwright was killed last saturday. he lived in union bridge, just west of westminster. cartwright was assigned to the first marine special operations battalion. >>> a student was stabbed in baltimore's mervo high school this afternoon. police say the unidentified student was attacked in the sch
from the afghan president. >>> meanwhile, president barack obama says there are very few global challenges that can be served. climate change conference in copen hagueen, mr. obama says leaders will watch what the u.s. and china do. during a town hall style event earlier today in shanghai. this is the first visit to china since he took office. >> it is 4 minutes after 5:00, 5:04, we have heard this saying time and time again. >> what i need you to do is to make sure you wash your hands throughout the day often. s0q we all know to wash our hands but in the wake of the h1n1 some people still aren't washing. why it is so important and how to do it the right way. before we head to break, we will go to suzanne. >>> good morning. things are crystal clear and pleasant outside to start our monday morning off. let's lookout side the satellite and radar. temperatures are pleasant, mid to upper 50s around the region. as far as the wind it is nice and light. walk out the door and it is a very pleasant day in store for us. check that out. others around the region, by noon we are looking at
the base will stop to honor those wounded and killed in the attack. president obama will be here to lead the service. security is tight for the visit. the army stacked shipping containers three stories high in an l-shape formation for privacy. >> our intent is to get as many who desire to come. >> reporter: they're assessing security within their own ranks, he was a soldier and clearly under stress. >> we invite you stay with us for more on the latist on the investigation, go to wjz.com. >>> a witness to a horrible workplace shooting in florida speaks out for the first time. sally live in the news room. >> reporter: the man says the shooting that left one person dead and five more injured lasted just one minute. on friday when former employee jason rodriguez came in shooting, his coworkers stayed calm and didn't stream. he first thought it was balloon poppings until he saw the gun. he was arrested in his mother's home and charged with first degree murder. >>> the suspect told detectives he blame the firm for stopping him from getting unemployment benefits. >>> she died when material
is the latest from fort hood. >>reporter: president obama says there's a full military and federal law enforcement review underway that will look at major hasan's motives and kblths. members of congress don't seem to be satisfied about the probe. the security committee scheduled -- thursday and the house and senate armed services committee and the house intelligence committee seem to be prepared to follow. one thing they'll be reviewing, a joint terrorism task force. this started almost a year ago. as of now, hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. >> we must compile every piece of information known about the the gunman and learn what was done with that information. once we have those facts, we must act upon them. >>reporter: funerals for six of the 13 were held in their hometouns. visitation was held last night. she was set to deploy to afghanistan for a second time next month and arrived at fort hood for training. hasan is hospitalized. his lawyer says it appears he is paralyzed from the waist down. fox news. >>> funeral services today for a recent graduate. 1
before we see job gains. >> more pressure on president obama, hooffs economic. and my team geithner, is getting hammered by the public. >> the public has lost all confidence in your ability to do the job. >> i will not rest until businesses are investing again and businesses are hiring again and people have work again. >> mr. obama is resisting calls for a second stimulus package and fighting off charges he is exaggerating job gains from the first. >> the president and congress took the necessary action to institute a recovery act that has helped spur economic growth. >> complicating the calculations, nearly one trillion dollars in health care reform. and afghanistan, the u.s. role will likely increase and cost hundreds of billions of dollars more. >> and a comprehensive new forecast out today shows our economy not growing. the recession is essentially stalled. from washington, i'm steve hamels with wbal tv 11 news. >> well, what can you say? another disappointing loss by the baltimore ravens, this time -- this time by two points to the indianapolis colts. it was another heartbreake
, was also injured and was treated at shock trauma. obama is not in south korea. two issues are on the agenda -- president obama is now in south korea. u.s. officials say south korea needs to do more to open domestic markets to u.s. automobiles. the president also made stops in tokyo, singapore, and china. >> it will soon cause to even more to fly during certain times of the year. up next, the airlines that are increasing an added fee if you fly. >> police in minnesota are looking for six people connected to a string of random ooh. (voice #1) you have low arches. i do? (voice #2) yes, you do. really? (voice #3) yes you do. and custom fit orthotic #410 is recommended for you. (announcer) footcare scientists are behind new dr.scholl's custom fit orthotic center. oh, and you overpronate a little. i concur. you overpronate. ok. (announcer) its revolutionary foot-mapping technology identifies the areas you put the most pressure on then recommends the specially designed custom fit orthotic that's best for your feet guaranteed. for locations, see drscholls.com >> officials in minnesota have arrested
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